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'MOONBEAM IV TAKES ON THE BIG CLASS, 1923' original oil rd-moonbeam-op

Moonbeam J Class Yacht original painting by marine artist Roger Davies
Image size: 90 x 60cm. Frame size: 112 x 82cm. All dimensions are approximate. The painting is sympathetically framed, but can be reframed at no extra cost. This painting is an original oil on canvas by marine artist Roger Davies. This was a Royal London Yacht Club regatta for yachts of over 70 to ...Read more
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Image size: 90 x 60cm. Frame size: 112 x 82cm. All dimensions are approximate. The painting is sympathetically framed, but can be reframed at no extra cost.

This painting is an original oil on canvas by marine artist Roger Davies.

This was a Royal London Yacht Club regatta for yachts of over 70 tons(TM).

Moonbeam got a flyer but was overhauled before the Western Mark, as depicted here. She crossed the line last, as you would expect in this company, but won on handicap.

The painting 'Moonbeam IV takes on the big class, 1923' shows Moonbeam IV lying third behind Britannia, with Nyria in the lead and Terpsichore at the rear in the Royal London Yacht Club regatta for yachts over 70 tons in that year.

This was Post War revival racing. Terpsichore had been commissioned in 1920 by ‘Harry’ Lee to provide an opponent for The King’s Britannia. Mrs Workman fitted out Nyria to join them (Bermudan rigged for two years by this time, 1923). Handicap racing involving more than one class widened the available sport at this time. Moonbeam IV had been commissioned in 1914 by Charles Plumtree Johnson but mothballed because of World War One.

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